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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

APQ Reboot on To Do Tuesday 4-25-23

Orphan blocks!

In my last post I introduced my blocks for the American Patchwork and Quilting QAL and mentioned my uncertainty about my scrappy fabrics. After making eight very scrappy blocks, I decided that the scrappiness was a major distraction from the quilt design. So those blocks went to Linda's Home for Orphan Blocks for a future quilt, then I happily picked out some fabrics from stash. Cutting went much faster than picking out and trimming all those little scraps!

New pull for APQ
Since this quilt is for my daughter's new father-in-law, I chose dark reds, rich golds/browns, blues, and dark green. 

Group A blocks complete

Ready for Group B blocks
I finished the six group A blocks and am now working on six Group B blocks. Now that my "too many scraps" angst is gone, I can enjoy the process. 

My pull for the RBD Needle Point block, pattern by Janet Wecker Frisch

My To Do Tuesday goals last week:
✔1. RBD block for the week - Pieces cut but not sewn
✅2. APQ scrappy quilt blocks - Group A blocks done
❌3. Play with machine embroidery - Did not do

Winging It QAL fabric pull
✔4. Winging It QAL starts on April 20 - Fabric pull is ready
❌5. Start quilting Rose Colored Glasses project - Did not start

Today is my final MOHS surgery, this one toward the tip of my nose. The surgeon thinks it won't be as deep as originally thought, I hope he's right. There will be no stitches today, as I will have a consultation with the plastic surgeon this afternoon, and plastic surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning. With that in mind, I am keeping my list light for the week.

Goals for the coming week:
1. Winging It first four blocks
2. APQ Group B blocks
3. RBD block for last week (no block for the last Tuesday of the month)

I am joining Carol at Quilt Schmilt for To Do Tuesday - check out all the posts right here - and Melva at Melva Loves Scraps for her Sew and Tell linky!


  1. I am sure you will be glad to have all these surgeries done and behind you. Try to relax for a couple days if you can!

  2. Blessings as you undergo the last skin cancer removal. I hope the appointment with the plastic surgeon goes well and he can take care of you in a timely fashion. Happy stitching!

  3. I think it always makes a difference who you're making the quilt for - I like really scrappy for myself, but more color controlled for giving away. Your new blocks look great, and hopefully the orphans will find their place! Sending good thoughts for the last surgery and visit to the plastic surgeon. I bet you're so ready to get this all over with!

  4. Thinking of you today as you have your appointments! Good Luck with all! Sometimes scrappy just isn’t right. Glad you could change lanes and continue your project. Looking forward to Rose Colored Glasses Blog Hop!

  5. Glad your reboot is working better than the original start. You've got some gorgeous fabrics in the pull for that project. Fingers crossed the last surgery is minorly invasive and that the plastic surgery goes well. Hope you feel like stitching this week.

  6. Loving all your fabric puls! I realized that the focus fabric I was using for my RBD blocks was something I no longer had stash of, so now I am not sure if I want to keep going or just finish with the 3 blocks I have. Your APQ redirection is perfect!

  7. I do hope all went well with your surgery Linda and the plastic surgeon consult was good news. I absolutely love the fabrics for the quilt for your daughter's Father in Law. It's such a rich palette and I'm sure would please any man. I agree that it does look much better when its not quite so scrappy. More fun to piece without dealing with the scraps :). Your fabrics for Winging it are pretty. I do hope you have a wonderful week and even get to play a bit with your embroidery machine. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. Big hugs, my friend.

  8. APQ new reboot is looking very promising. All the best for the ongoing journey in surgery, take care.

  9. Praying all went well for your surgery and will go well with plastic surgery. The APQ is looking good!

  10. Those A blocks look great. I’m glad you found your groove on the quilt along—it really is a nice pattern.

  11. I'm sorry I've not stopped by your blog for a long time :( My daughter is now officially on palliative care and her wish is to come to my house. Please keep our family in your prayers. She just had her 3rd grandchild born yesterday too :(

    1. Oh Marsha, for sure I will keep you and your daughter and her family in my prayers. So she is a grandmother? Please keep us posted on how she is doing. Hugs to you!


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